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  • Address: 68 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, 616-8385 Japan
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-758811235
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids
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Tenryu ji is an important temple in Japan and was ranked first among Kyoto’s five great Zen temples. It is situated in Kyoto's Arashiyama district. The temple is registered as a UNESCO world heritage site. Tenryu ji is the head temple of the Rinzai Zen sect of Japanese Buddhism. The temple was built in 1339 by the ruling shogun Ashikaga Takauji. Many people visit the temple just to see the infamous garden situated with the temple premises. Created by famous garden designer Muso Soseki, the serene landscaped garden features a central pond surrounded by rocks, pine trees and the forested Arashiyama Mountains. 

Tenryu-ji Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.

Entrance Ticket Details For Tenryu-ji

  • High school students and older- ¥600, Elementary and middle school students- ¥400
  • Entry is free for Preschool children.
  • Ticket prices include entrance to the gardens and temple. If you don’t wish to enter the temple, you will have to pay ¥100 less.

How to Reach Tenryu-ji

  • Arashiyama train Station
  • Arashiyama Tenryu-ji Mae bus stop

  • Hiranoya
  • Komichi
  • Shigetsu
  • Yodofu Sagano

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  • Tenryu-ji Address: 68 Susukinobaba-cho, Saga-Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, 616-8385 Japan
  • Tenryu-ji Contact Number: +81-758811235
  • Tenryu-ji Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Tenryu-ji Price: 600 JPY
  • Best time to visit Tenryu-ji(preferred time): 08:30 am - 04:30 pm
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  • 22.34% of people who visit Kyoto include Tenryu-ji in their plan

  • 34.34% of people start their Tenryu-ji visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Tenryu-ji

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

91.88% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Tenryu-ji

People normally club together Iwatayama Monkey Park and Arashiyama while planning their visit to Tenryu-ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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